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Darkness Reigns

(Darkness Trilogy #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  11 reviews
New York City is a wasteland. More than eight million people are dead or worse...infected.

After their failed attempt to stop the spread of a virus that turns people into zombie-like, human-vampire hybrids, Reed Hennessy and his ragtag crew are scrambling to stay alive. To make matters worse, the human authorities are close to proving the existence of vampires and blaming t
Paperback, 318 pages
Published June 2014 by Taurpio Publishing
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Sandra Riml
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Prior to reading these books, I didn't think I was a fan of vampire novels... but LM Justus's first novel was so intriguing that I found myself eagerly awaiting the second in the series. Darkness Reigns proves to be an outstanding follow-up to the original book; maybe even better than the first! I settled back into the relationships and characters with ease, and the plot wound around in ways I couldn't have predicted. The reading level is a perfect match for any young adult, and I would recommen ...more
This is going to be a review of book one & two, I read them back to back for the blog tour for book two, and my brain is combining them and I feel like two reviews would just be a regurgitation of itself.

To start off I need to say that this series isn't terrible. It is a unique take on the whole vampire mytho and it takes a very interesting twist leading into book two. It almost as a very dystopian feel to it which makes you impulsive enough as a reader to dive into that second installment.

May 02, 2014 rated it liked it
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I’m always wary of middle books. More often than not they can’t stand on their own, and fail to hold my attention. In this case, Darkness Reigns was a solid middle book. Its plot was largely self contained, but by no means standalone. You definitely need to have read the first book, but I found that it wasn’t important that I couldn’t remember all of the details from it. Justus did a great job recapping the previous plot, without completely beating me over the head with it.

This book does suffer
I've read the first book in the Darkness Trilogy – Welcome to the Darkness, and really enjoyed it. Now that I've read the sequel Darkness Reigns, I'll have to say that between the two I've read so far, this one edges out Welcome to the Darkness as the one I liked better.

While the first book does introduce the main characters – Sarah, Reed, and Nathaniel, this second book goes into more character development. Of the three, I'll say that Nathaniel is probably my favorite, and that was true from th
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stay tuned for review during blog tour! :)
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Continuing straight where ‘Welcome to the Darkness’ concludes, this follow-on novel follows in the same vein. This time the action moves away from New York to Montreal as the gang attempt to leave behind the devastation caused by the vampire King of New York.

I certainly found this book better than the first but still felt that there was more plot and character development needed. Once again I found myself distrusting the motives of key characters, such as the King of Montreal and hoped there was
Lelia Taylor
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

When we last saw our trio of heroes, now grown to five with at least one more reluctant than heroic, things had gone from bad to worse and now they need to get out of New York City before the hordes of former humans get to them. Reed and Nathaniel face even more difficulties as their vampire backs sport great big targets. Unfortunately for this little band, many of the survivors out there are no more trustworthy than the hybrids.

This is where I think Darkness Reigns slips just a little
She's a Lip Biter
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Reviewed by Tamara

Reed, Sarah and Nathaniel set out to escape New York after a virus has been leaked into the city's water supplier. The Book picks off from where book 1 finished. The three of them become 5 when Sophie (Sarah's sister) and Trudy (vampire hunter) joins them.
They leave New York and head to Montreal where most of the second book is based. Running from authorities and the queen who is continuously hunting the rat tag crew down they find themselves in
Jane Yamada
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading the first book Welcome to the Darkness and love this one, Darkness Reigns, even more. Can't wait for the 3rd book in the trilogy, Embrace the Darkness. Reed and Sarah are main characters and have exciting lives with never ending things happening to them. They are aided by Nathaniel, a very likeable character that grows on you, unlike the creepy queen who is ruthless and cruel. New characters appear in this book and the story grows. Hard to put down and easy to read and understand. ...more
Jun 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I reviewed Darkness Reigns on We Do Write as part of a book tour through Xpresso Book Tours. Drop By the blog to see how I felt about LM Justus' continuing high adrenaline roadtrip into darkness. ...more
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Lisa Justus' path to becoming an author took a circuitous route through the University of Waterloo where she earned a Bachelor of Mathematics, followed by jobs in quality assurance and technical writing at a high-tech company. With a keen interest in creative fiction, she wrote her first fantasy novel as part of NaNoWriMo as well as an early chapter book for her kids when they were younger. She we ...more

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